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Remembering Anne Keenleyside

Members of our Department were saddened to hear of the passing of McMaster Anthropology Alum and Trent University Professor Anne Keenleyside. Anne was a biological anthropologist who earned two of her degrees with us, and was a friend and colleague to many. Sincerest condolences go to her friends, family, and all who knew her.
Nov 04, 2022

In Solidarity with the people of Iran

Dear Iranians of Canada and the world, We acknowledge and support your fight for justice and against oppression. Considering the ongoing protests against the unjust murder of Mahsa Amini, who was detained and beaten to death by the Islamic Republic’s Morality Police for improper hijab on September 16, 2022, we support the people of Iran in their demand to end violence against women and compulsory hijab in Iran. We also stand by the people of Iran in their demands for justice. Iranians have endured many acts of violence and brutality by the Islamic Republic’s Police Force and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). We denounce these acts of violence and recognize these actions as violations of human rights and crimes against humanity.
Oct 09, 2022

Analysis of everyday tools challenges long-held ideas about what drove major changes in ancient Greek society

McMaster Anthropology's Tristan Carter and colleague Vassilis Kilikoglou publish a modern scientific analysis of ancient stone tools challenging long-held beliefs about what caused radical change on the island of Crete, where the first European state flourished during the Bronze Age: the ‘Minoan civilization.’
Aug 29, 2022

Tenure-Track Position Available, Biological Anthropology

We are seeking to appoint a biological anthropologist with research and teaching interests in disease, either infectious or non-communicable, in humans. The position will remain open until it is filled.
Jul 05, 2022

Meet Mac grad, Daniela Orsi

Daniela Orsi graduated this week with an undergraduate degree in anthropology. Daniela's love of learning about new cultures and people inspired her to pursue studies in anthropology, and now she's looking forward to a career in forensics.
Jun 17, 2022

Ending child hunger and food insecurity needs to be a top priority in Canada as well as globally

Tina Moffat, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, was recently featured in the Conversation.
Jun 08, 2022

How a broken food system feeds childhood obesity and undernutrition

Tina Moffat discusses her new book, Small Bites–Biocultural Dimension of Children's Food and Nutrition.
May 30, 2022

Recipients of the 2022 Undergraduate Student Research Awards Announced

This year, there are 13 recipients of the USRAs.
May 06, 2022

PhD Candidate Shalen Prado awarded Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) Small Research Grant

PhD Candidate Shalen Prado awarded Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) Small Research Grant
Apr 05, 2022

Anthropology graduate awarded the Homer and Dorothy Thompson Fellowship

Shannon Crewson, 2nd year PhD student (archaeology), is the first McMaster Anthropology student to have been awarded the Homer and Dorothy Thompson Fellowship from the Canadian Institute in Greece, enabling her to spend the 2022-23 academic year undertaking her doctoral research in Athens.
Apr 04, 2022

Small Bites Biocultural Dimension of Children's Food and Nutrition, UBC Press, publication date April 1, 2022

Tina Moffat undertakes a holistic examination of the evolutionary, historical, and biocultural foundations of children’s food and nutrition.
Apr 01, 2022

Anthropology PhD Candidate a finalist in this year's GradFlix Competition

GradFlix is a video competition where graduate students have one minute to share their research story for a chance to win prizes and be featured in McMaster’s GradFlix showcase. PhD Candidate, Creighton Avery has been listed as one of 12 finalists, ahead of the Final Showcase on YouTube Premiere, April 5 at 3 p.m.
Mar 31, 2022

New (free) book on maternal and reproductive health policy across six continents

Lauren Wallace is the lead editor of a new open access book 'Anthropologies of Global Maternal and Reproductive Health: From Policy Spaces to Sites of Practice'
Mar 30, 2022

"Writing Life" Interview with Basit Iqbal and Stefania Pandolfo

Basit Iqbal, Assistant Professor, and colleague Stefania Pandolfo (UC Berkeley) publish article in "Writing Life" which "focuses on the craft of writing in the social studies of medicine"-- somatosphere.net.
Mar 29, 2022

Sarah Duignan, Tina Moffat, and Dawn Martin-Hill publish article in Social Sciences and Medicine about gendered and generational dimensions of water insecurity at Six Nations of the Grand River

Sarah Duignan, Tina Moffat, Dawn Martin-Hill (2022) "Be like the running water: Assessing gendered and age-based water insecurity experiences with Six Nations First Nation" Social Science & Medicine.
Mar 25, 2022

Archaeology of Food and Foodways: New Journal

Archaeology of Food and Foodways, a new international refereed journal, was launched by Associate Professor Shanti Morell-Hart in collaboration with Erica Rowan (Royal Holloway, United Kingdom) and Shinya Shoda (Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan). The journal showcases original scholarly work on the relationship between human sustenance and society, covering time periods from prehistory through the 19th century. The journal also highlights work by scholars and other specialists who apply archaeological findings to public policy, culinary arts, and dietary regimes.
Mar 24, 2022

Soc Sci Grad Designs the Black Student Success Centre Logo

Aaron Parry, a graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences' Anthropology and Indigenous Studies programs, is also behind the Black Student Success Centre logo.
Mar 15, 2022

Adjunct Dr. Peter Ramsden (with Dr. Lisa Rankin) Contribute to a Book in Honour of Réginald Auger (Laval)

Lisa Rankin (McMaster PhD 1998) and Peter Ramsden (McMaster Adjunct) have contributed a chapter entitled "Considerations of Domestic Space and Power Structures in the Context of Indigenous-European Contact" to a volume in honour of Réginald Auger's retirement from l'université Laval. To be published as a special issue of Historical Archaeology.
Mar 02, 2022

Cal Biruk publishes article in Anthropology & Medicine

'COVID containers' in pandemic mediascapes: discursive economies of health, bodies, and race in North America
Feb 23, 2022

Anthropology student receives grant from UK’s Prehistoric Society

Second year MA student Rose Moir is the first McMaster student to receive The John and Bryony Coles Bursary of the Prehistoric Society. The grant is to facilitate “travel away from their home country or region to study and work at prehistoric archaeology”, in Rose’s case, to complete her analysis of pottery from the large Neolithic ceremonial site at Freston, eastern England.
Feb 10, 2022

Shanti Morell-Hart, associate professor, anthropology, co-edits Archaeology of Food and Foodways

Archaeology of Food and Foodways is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that welcomes original research on any aspects of the archaeology of food.
Jan 28, 2022